• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 15, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 9, 2013
    80
    It still has that unique ability to make you laugh through your wincing. Or wince through your laughing. [2 Jan 2004]
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    This is cringe comedy at its giddiest best. [2 Jan 2004]
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 9, 2013
    70
    Sometimes he's just too grating. [4 Jan 2004]
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 9, 2013
    80
    "Curb" is a comedy of hostility, resentment, paranoia and obsessiveness. There are no feel-good moments, no life-brightening epiphanies, nothing, in fact, even vaguely resembling a resolution; things get as bad as you feared, and then the credits roll. [3 Jan 2004]
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 17, 2013
    83
    You will feel guilty for laughing so hard, which is, I suspect, precisely the reaction David wants.
  6. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    It takes at least two episodes for David's TV persona - the cantankerous, self-absorbed Hollywood writer whose best intentions always go horribly awry - to regain some degree of cozy familiarity. And that discomfort is one of the things that make Curb Your Enthusiasm so unusual and so funny. [3 Jan 2004]
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 9, 2013
    80
    In the first of the new episodes, David seems all too eager to reach, and even stretch, for laughs. ... The good news is that as the weeks go on ... the show gets better and better, until the barnacles of self-consciousness fall off and David gets back to his old stride. It only requires a bit of patience, in other words, and viewers who find the first couple of episodes disappointing should stay with it, because at its lunatic best, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is still one of the absolutely funniest half-hours on television. [3 Jan 2004]
  8. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    TV's best sitcom. [3 Jan 2004]
  9. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    Inspired comedy springs from the smallest things. [3 Jan 2004]
  10. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    "Curb" never presents itself as anything but a cleverly plotted, deliberately offensive comedy. But it's more than a comedy: It's a comedy of manners, or bad manners; delightfully rude, and, in its unreal way, honest. [3 Jan 2004]
  11. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    With big laughs and inspired twists of spontaneous wit, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" remains a true original. It's Larry David's singular comic sensation, a masterful, wigged-out improv farce of Hollywood manners. [4 Jan 2004]
  12. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 28, 2013
    75
    Hilariously peculiar.
  13. 90
    To see Larry behave so socially recklessly each week is a tremendous treat. [2 Jan 2004]
  14. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    This is the funniest TV show I've ever seen. It might also be the best comedy series ever made, period. [2 Jan 2004]
  15. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jul 9, 2013
    88
    Its lack of niceties makes for a love-hate affair for viewers. [2 Jan 2004]
  16. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Jul 9, 2013
    100
    "Curb Your Enthusiasm" retains its place as the funniest of the funny on television today. [5 Jan 2004]
  17. Reviewed by: Scott L. Powers
    Jul 9, 2013
    90
    It's a glorious mess. [2 Jan 2004]
  18. Reviewed by: Dean Johnson
    Jul 9, 2013
    88
    The constant bickering would quickly wear thin in a (gulp!) "Curb Your Enthusiasm" marathon, but over the course of a half-hour or two, it's amusing to watch him play a human matchstick and light a fuse wherever he goes. [4 Jan 2004]

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